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Let Everything Happen to You

The ways we try to control our life imprisons us in a contracted, fearful sense of self. Yet when...

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Three Attitudes that Awaken and Free Our Spirit

Our predicament is intuiting our true nature--love, awareness--and yet regularly contracting into the self-identity conditioned by wants and fears....

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Conscious Activity

Based on one of the great legends from the court of King Arthur, this talk examines the freedom that...

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The Blessings of Soul Recognition

One understanding of suffering is that as individuals and a culture we are uprooted, that we have disconnected from...

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Planting Yourself in the Universe

One understanding of suffering is that as individuals and a culture we are uprooted, that we have disconnected from...

Question and Response
Question & Response with Tara: Working with Difficult Weather

In this talk Tara responds to questions from participants on how to bring a healing attention to anger, sleepiness,...

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My Religion is Kindness

The expression of inner freedom is a kind heart. This talk explores how we armor our hearts, and the...

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Vesak – Path of Awakening

In the Buddhist tradition, the spring celebration of Vesak honors the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. The archetypal theme...

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Golfing with Monkeys

The Buddha taught that in any moment that we have an argument with life, we suffer. This talk explores...

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Realizing Our Natural Joy – Part 2

In the buddhist teachings, joy is a natural expression of our awakened heart. In these two talks we will...

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Realizing Our Natural Joy – Part 1

In the buddhist teachings, joy is a natural expression of our awakened heart. In these two talks we will...

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Meeting Fear with a Wise Heart – Part 2

These talks investigate how fear, nature's protector, proliferates and becomes a trance of fear and the cause of deep...

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Meeting Fear with a Wise Heart – Part 1

These talks investigate how fear, nature's protector, proliferates and becomes a trance of fear and the cause of deep...

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A Wise Understanding of Desire

We lose huge swaths of our life when caught in wanting experience to be more and different. Yet if...

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The Two Wolves

Empathy and aggression are both part of our evolutionary survival equipment. We awaken spiritually as we bring awareness to...

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Our Heart’s Aspiration

This talk weaves two teachings that are key to awakening. "The most important thing is remembering the most important...

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Befriending the Deities

The fruit of practice is releasing our identification with core beliefs and fear-based emotions, and realizing and inhabiting our...

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The Art of Practice – RAIN

This second class in the Art of Practice reviews the basic components of meditation training and illustrates through several...

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The Art of Practice – Mindfulness

In the Art of Practice, we explore key techniques in preparing the grounds for true meditation. These include relaxation,...

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Listening Presence

A full and listening presence is the gateway to genuine intimacy with our self and others. This talk explores...